8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About CrossFit

Published on 07/31/2019
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CrossFit is one of the fastest growing full body workout routines in the entire world. The goal of CrossFit is to help users work on their strength and conditioning while utilizing their entire body in a routine full of different exercises. By following the routine and giving maximum effort people know they will reach their loss weight goals. Despite its popularity and effectiveness there are still some things people don’t know about CrossFit.

Great Shape

Great Shape

You don’t have to be young or in great shape to try CrossFit

Many people see the sport oriented CrossFit commercials and instantly think that it is out of their league. That could not be farther from the truth. CrossFit is a routine that can be practiced by the sports oriented athletes and the un-fit alike. In fact, many beginners to CrossFit, and physical work in general, will see the fastest results due to the shock like treatment their body gets.

CrossFit works out your mind as well as your body.

One of the most common reasons for gym cancellations has nothing to do with the weights therein and everything to do with the mindset of the lifter. CrossFit seeks to allay
common fears and frustrations by forcing customers to work through their fatigue. Eventually ‘sore’ and ‘tired’ become a state of mind that reflect a good workout.

CrossFit has a strong connection to law enforcement and military officials.

When CrossFit was first getting started up it was heavily practiced by officers at the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s department. Since that time CrossFit has become the conditioning program of choice for tactical ops, police academies, and military specialized teams all over the country.

CrossFit commemorated a set of workouts to fallen soldiers.

In honor of fallen soldiers, ones who presumably practiced CrossFit on their own, the company decided to name a section of workouts in their honor. These ‘Hero Workouts’ are now commonplace in boxed gyms all over the world.

Hero Workouts

Hero Workouts

CrossFit gyms have exclusive owners.

It takes more than a wad of cash to buy into the CrossFit name. In order to open up your own CrossFit ‘box’ you will need to write an essay, complete an application, pay a yearly fee, and complete instructor training courses. This keeps the quality of gyms up across the board.

CrossFit Level One

CrossFit Level One

CrossFit offers a ‘Kids’ program.

If you want to stay in shape and pass the mindset along to the rest of your family, keep an eye out for the CrossFit Kids program. This program lets parents bring in their children to the gym to train with certified adolescent training professionals. Children will learn to stay healthy in a fun and interactive way.

CrossFit Kids Program

CrossFit Kids Program

Crossfit has a Paleo Diet kitchen on premises.

Well, not exactly a kitchen—more like a subscription service. CrossFit users are notorious for falling in love with the Paleo Diet so they decided to make it more accessible to their members. CrossFit members with the proper subscription will find boxed up Paleo Diet meals ready to go for them when they are done working out. Convenient, healthy, and very helpful.

Paleo Meal

Paleo Meal

CrossFit is 60% female.

It may surprise you to find out that CrossFit is comprised mostly of women. The intense work out routine has unfairly been stigmatized as a masculine activity when, in fact, it’s immensely helpful to both genders. There are 10 million CrossFitters out there right now which means that there are about 6 million CrossFit women.

60% Female

60% Female

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